Anyone, regardless of nationality, is welcome to invest in the Philippines. With
the liberalization of the foreign investment law, 100% foreign equity may be allowed
in all areas of investment except those reserved for Filipinos by mandate of the
Philippine Constitution and existing laws.
A foreign corporation must first secure the necessary licenses or registrations
from the appropriate government bodies. In the case of corporations or partnerships,
the necessary incorporation papers from the Securities and Exchange Commission must
first be obtained. In the case of single proprietorship, registration from the Bureau
of Trade Regulation & Consumer Protection of the Department of Trade and Industry
must be secured.